Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Jim Taggart

 

IMARK Canada has announced that Jim Taggart has been appointed as company President. A 30-year veteran of the Canadian electrical industry, Taggart has just completed a seven year stint as the President of Electro Federation Canada.

 

 

Bill Sigler

 

NSi Industries, LLC recently hired Bill Sigler as the Vice-President of Retail and eCommerce. Sigler comes to NSi Industries with over 17 years of sales and marketing experience with an accomplished background in retail and e-commerce. Sigler has led sales efforts in positions ranging from District Manager to his most recent position as Vice-President of Sales with a company that specializes in battery-powered outdoor power tools.

 

Westburne

 

After 31 years of service with Rexel Canada, Rachelle Caron, General Manager, Westburne Quebec has decided to retire, effective January 31, 2018.

 

 

 

GE

Small things can make a huge impact. When it comes to GE Power’s solutions, a small converter can sometimes help power a considerable part of a city. Successfully commissioned in July at the hydroelectric project on the Ottawa River, GE’s MV7-5L Series Ultimate Waveform (UWave) high-power converter is now helping enable clean hydropower to power residents’ homes.

 

 

 

EFC Award

 

This year, at the EFC Future Forum event, STANDARD is the proud winner of the 2017 Award in the Sustainability category. To learn more about the actions taken by STANDARD to win this recognition, read STANDARD and its sustainability efforts.

 

 

STANDARD

 

STANDARD supports future members of the industry by awarding a $3,500 scholarship each year to a Canadian university that has demonstrated academic excellence, or to a college student who has completed two years of studies in the field of business administration and commerce, and has maintained a minimum cumulative average of 80%.

 

 

Frank Garcia

 

STANDARD welcomes Frank Garcia who has joined Sales Team in Ontario as a Lighting Specialist.

 

 

 

Connectair

 

 On October 2, Convectair officially launched Connectair, a new innovative product employing an open, evolving and secure ecosystem enabling the simple control of connected devices within households.

 

 

Ontario

 

A diverse group of 19 major energy consumers, producers and distributors from across the province have taken the unprecedented step of coming together in support of an announcement on the future of energy planning in Ontario.

 

 

Electra Meccanica

 

With a growing demand for non-polluting, energy efficient vehicles, ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (OTCQB: ECCTF), a leading Canadian-based designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, announced today combined corporate and retail orders amounting to 120,880 of its SOLO models and 39,642 Tofino models, totalling $4.38 billion (CAD) in anticipated purchase price value.*

 

 

 

Electricians Provide Assistance in TD Centre's 50th Anniversary Illumination Project

Contractors Guild, Ainsworth, Symtech, Plan and ACML donated their services to temporarily reconfigure the buildings' automated lighting systems, while a crew of staff and volunteers worked to open and close blinds on over 6,000 windows across the TD Centre's five towers to create the message "Less is more or" in 100-foot-tall lights.

A media statement called it the largest public art project of its kind undertaken anywhere in the world.

Read more: Electricians Provide Assistance...

 

CSA

 

By William (Bill) Burr

In this article: Section 56 — Optical fibre cables. Section 56 is a supplementary or amendatory section of the code and applies to the installation of optical fibre cables in conjunction with all other electrical systems. Rule 56-002 provides a special terminology definition for an Optical Fibre Cable — a cable consisting of one or more optical fibres that transmits modulated light for the purpose of control, signalling or communications.

Rule 56-102 outlines that there are three types of optical fibre cables.



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Wind Farm

 

Wind technicians have been working to keep Canada’s turbines turning for a long time now.

TransAlta’s Cowley Ridge Wind Farm was one of the first commercial facilities in the country with the original technicians back in 1993 describing their experiences of being “up so high” and that “there was nothing like it.”

Sitting on 25 meter tall lattice work towers, these machines were less than a third of the height of most tubular wind turbine towers today. However, many of the same skills learned on these first sites are still relevant today even though the technology has certainly progressed.

Read More: The Road Behind and the Road Ahead... 

 

 

 

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 Gordon MacDonald is a cheerful, driven individual who loves to be challenged, a trait that suits him well as a lighting specialist overseeing retrofit projects for Rexel in New Brunswick and P.E.I. He also has had a unique introduction to the field he now works in. 

Gordon was born and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick and has lived there for most of his life. He has an incredibly busy home life that extends to his children, stepchildren and grandchildren. Beyond family life he enjoys “playing guitar and piano, going target shooting, cooking BBQ, trying new foods and learning new things.”

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The hospital partnered with GE Healthcare Partners to conceive, design and build the new 4,500 square-foot command centre, a cornerstone of which will be GE’s Wall of Analytics that processes real-time data from multiple source systems across the hospital.

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